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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saroyan

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  1. United States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981)

From Armenian Սարոյան (Saroyan).

  1. An Armenian surname​.
    William Saroyan‎

Notable Persons With the Last Name Saroyan

William Saroyan was a writer. His career lasted from 1934 to 1980. William was born on August 31st, 1908 in Fresno, California, U.S. He passed away on May 18th, 1981.


Aram was born on September 25th, 1943 in New York City.


Lucy was born on January 17th, 1946 in San Francisco. She breathed her last breath on April 11th, 2003.


Strawberry was born in 1970.


Mark was born on April 6th, 1960. He died on July 21st, 1994.


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Popularity of Saroyan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Saroyan U.S.
  White 93.60% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Saroyan

People with the last name Saroyan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Saroyan

  • How Popular is the name Saroyan? As a last name Saroyan was the 90,853rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Saroyan? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Saroyan was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Saroyan: Your name in reverse order is Nayoras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aarosyn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Saroyan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 203 people with the last name Saroyan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Saroyan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Saroyan as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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